Founders

Investor type Incubator
Founders Joshua Karjala-Svendsen Peter Heering Sebastian Stockmarr Simon Sylvest Stefano Zorzi Ulrik Trolle

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Total investments 39
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$14M
Portfolio companies 18
Rounds per year 3.90
Lead investments 9
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.54
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Payments
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile Payments
Summary

Founders appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 2012. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Copenhagen. The company was established in Europe in Denmark.

The top activity for fund was in 2015. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 49 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Founders is 100-500 millions dollars.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Founders, startups are often financed by Seedcamp, Creandum, Speedinvest. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Creandum, TriplePoint Capital, Stripes. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Creandum, Seedcamp, Kinnevik AB.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Denmark. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Internet, Payments. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Pleo.

The fund was created by Joshua Karjala-Svendsen, Peter Heering, Sebastian Stockmarr, Simon Sylvest, Stefano Zorzi, Ulrik Trolle. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Adaptyv Biosystems

Biotechnology
$2M14 Feb 2022 Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Zeet

Cloud Computing
Cloud Management
Developer Platform
Developer Tools
Software
$2M03 Jan 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Pleo

Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
Mobile Payments
Payments
$200M09 Dec 2021 Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Pleo

Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
Mobile Payments
Payments
$150M06 Jul 2021 Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Kontist

Accounting
Banking
Finance
Financial Services
Non Profit
Payments
$29M24 Mar 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Butter

FinTech
$1M01 Aug 2020 Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Tobi

Financial Services
FinTech
$480K24 Jul 2020 Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

LifeX

Rental
Rental Property
Residential
$8M11 Oct 2019 Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

Pleo

Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
Mobile Payments
Payments
$56M14 May 2019 Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
News
Pleo Raises $150M in Series C Funding

– Pleo is a Danish born provider of expense management tool and smart company cards.
– Company raised $150M in Series C funding.
– The round was co-led by Bain Capital Ventures and Thrive Capital with contributions from Creandum, Kinnevik, Founders, Stripes and Seedcamp.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its solution across Europe, growing its customer base, invest in its team, which currently stands at 330 people, while iterating its product offering.

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